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Hi,   I am interested from a controller point of view. I have a military endorsement (TWR) in the UK.

I'll keep an eye on the forum for any developments.

P.
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Montreal (CZUL) / Poste de chef instructeur
« Last post by Yanick Coulombe on December 07, 2019, 05:20:53 PM »
Poste de chef instructeur

Chers membres,
Le poste de chef instructeur sera libéré sous peu.
Le chef instructeur actif Rob Nabieszko restera au poste jusqu'à la fin de l'année et pour une transition fluide.
Ceux intéressés au poste veuillez m'envoyer votre lettre de recommandation par courriel. La date limite sera le dimanche 15 décembre. Qualification C1 obligatoire pour appliquer.
Merci à Rob pour tout le travail de reconstruction et de documentation. Ce sera le fondement de notre programme d'entrainement pour les années à venir.

Merci,
Yanick Coulombe
FIR de Montréal
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Winnipeg (CZWG) / Activity Check Update
« Last post by Nathan Power on December 07, 2019, 12:00:59 PM »
After approximately two months, we are now pleased to announce that the Winnipeg FIR’s yearly activity check is complete.

The roster has been updated with all controllers who are active and inactive. If you are listed incorrectly, please reach out to Nate, at n.power[at]vatcan.ca.
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Fellow controllers,

Yesterday, I was manning CYUL_APP and started a handoff to BOS_CTR. Since they were hosting the FNO, I assumed they would be quite busy, so I did my HO's sooner than later.

My question is the following: when you get no reply to your handoff request (neither Accept or Refuse) to you allow the aircraft to enter the next controller's airspace, or do you vector him to keep him within your airspace?

I didn't have to do it yesterday since Boston accepted my handoff at the last minute, but I was wondering what you guys do in such a situation.

Talking to my colleague, we both agreed that, since the next controller didn't refuse the handoff, we would let the plane enter the airspace at the maximum altitude given by the Terminal, and keep him on our frequency until Boston accepts.

What do you guys think?

Michel.
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Gander Oceanic is seeking applications for the Gander Oceanic Events and Marketing Director (ZQO4) position. This position is crucial for the organisation and execution of regular and one off events and for maintaining the FIR's social media presence. (Notice: Applicants do not need to currently hold an oceanic endorsement in order to be eligible for the position).

Position duties and responsibilities:

Reports to: Gander Oceanic Deputy FIR Chief (ZQO2)
Responsible for: Event management, graphic creation and social media management

Duties:
- Organises and executes regular and one-off events for the CZQO FIR
- Designs event banners for scheduled events
- Monitors trends and interest for certain events
- Organises controller rosters for events
- Maintain a regular online presence, including on all social media channels
- Attends quarterly staff meetings

The ideal candidate must:
- Hold C1 rating or equivalent, or higher
- Be able to respond to emails and relevant notifications in a timely manner
- Be available to communicate via different mediums to support people of different cultures and backgrounds
- Be a member of good standing within VATSIM and their home division
- Have previous experience in a similar role, internally or externally to VATSIM
- Have proficient command of both written and spoken English
- Be available to attend an interview
- Demonstrate basic graphic design experience (a brief portfolio of banners, art, etc. may be requested)

Command over one or more foreign languages is considered beneficial, although not a prerequisite for the position.

Applications must be submitted alongside a short CV to a.ogden(at)vatcan.ca. The application must at a minimum address the above stated points and ideally include an explanation for why you would be a suitable candidate for the position.

Applications will close strictly at 2300z on the 10th of December 2019. Applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered. Please be reminded that a Gander Oceanic endorsement is not a prerequisite for the submission of your application.
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Gander Oceanic (CZQO) / APPLICATIONS OPEN: Gander Oceanic Deputy FIR Chief (ZQO2)
« Last post by Andrew Ogden on December 03, 2019, 04:10:56 AM »
Gander Oceanic is seeking applications for the role of Deputy FIR Chief (ZQO2). This is a vital role within Gander, and is the second most crucial management position in the FIR. (Notice: Applicants do not need to currently hold an oceanic endorsement in order to be eligible for the position).

Position duties and responsiblities:

Reports to: Gander Oceanic FIR Chief (ZQO1)
Responsible for: Assisting the FIR Chief with his/her general duties, and delegation of tasks.

Duties:
- Receives reports from all departments and forward to the FIR Chief
- Assists with the monitoring of the day to day operations of the FIR and assist the FIR Chief where required
- Monitors the status and review schedule of FIR policies and official documents
- Assists other staff members in the operation of their departments
- Assumes the role of Acting FIR Chief in the event of a temporary absence of the FIR Chief
- Attends quarterly staff meetings
- Able to assist with any other tasks as requested
- Maintains a regular online presence within the FIR, including on all social media channels

The ideal candidate must:
- Hold C1 rating or equivalent, or higher
- Be able to respond to emails and relevant notifications in a timely manner
- Be available to communicate via different mediums to support people of different cultures and backgrounds
- Be a member of good standing within VATSIM and their home division
- Have previous experience in any leadership role, internally or externally to VATSIM
- Have proficient command of both written and spoken English
- Be available to attend an interview

Command over one or more foreign languages is considered beneficial, although not a prerequisite for the position.

Applications must be submitted alongside a short CV to a.ogden(at)vatcan.ca. The application must at a minimum address the above stated points and ideally include an explanation for why you would be a suitable candidate for the position.

Applications will close strictly at 2300z on the 10th of December 2019. Applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered. Please be reminded that a Gander Oceanic endorsement is not a prerequisite for the submission of your application.
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Gander Oceanic (CZQO) / Oliver Hayes Departure from ZQO2 Role
« Last post by Andrew Ogden on December 03, 2019, 02:09:06 AM »
Hello,

It is with regret that I must report the departure of Oliver Hayes from the Deputy FIR Chief role here at Gander Oceanic for various reasons.

We wish him luck in his future endeavours.

Cheers,
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News / Re: VATCAN 7 Appointment.
« Last post by Ian Cowan on December 01, 2019, 06:49:06 PM »
Thank you all for the warm welcome! Ditto everything Jordan said and I look forward to working with all of you!
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News / Re: VATCAN 7 Appointment.
« Last post by Jordan Jolenaar on December 01, 2019, 10:37:46 AM »
Hello,

Just wanted to say thanks for the warm welcome, Ian and myself are ready to get started on improving VATCAN's infrastructure, and website(s).

If you have any suggestions, ideas, etc feel free to contact Ian or myself, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to getting to know you all!
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